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Writing Conferences for Every Season
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Writing Conferences for Every Season

by Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez

Writing is a lonely business. It’s easy to get stuck in a writer’s box. Writers find comradery, rejuvenation, and a fresh look at the writing craft at writer’s conferences. From Mexico to Whidbey Island, New York to Iowa, this lineup of regional, national, and international conferences offers something for every writer in any season. […]

13th NaNoWriMo For Sujin Headrick
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13th NaNoWriMo For Sujin Headrick

by Erin Simpson

Writing a novel is a daunting challenge for every writer, from novice to experienced. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges writers to write an entire novel, at least 50,000 words, in the month of November. The writing program has attracted an avid following, including Sujin Headrick, who has written at least one novel every November for the past twelve years. “I can type as fast as I think, which is really helpful,” she says. […]

Online Classes Enable First-Time Writers
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Online Classes Enable First-Time Writers

by Erin Simpson

Writing a novel had always been in the back of Lisa Beazley’s mind, but while she was juggling a family and a full time career, it never seemed like a practical option. A move to Singapore led her to write her first word of fiction in novelist Erika Mailman’s online writing class. Erika may never meet her students in person, but she’s creating a lasting impact on students like Lisa through empathy, accountability, and online collaboration. […]